Emma Watson has kept her personal life out of the spotlight for years, but the Daily Mail reported in May 2021 that Watson was engaged to Leo Robinton, her long-term lover, after the two were photographed out together on May 13, 2021. Watson reacted angrily to the report, stating unequivocally that she is not currently engaged.
A month later, a source told Us Weekly that while Watson isn’t engaged to Robinton right now, she wants to be with him for the long haul.
Watson’s statement comes after the couple was pictured together in November when Watson hinted that she and her California businessman lover were still going strong. After having a cup of coffee, Robinton and Watson were spotted at London’s Primrose Hill. In most images published by the Daily Mail, both men wore masks, however, Robinton removed his at one point, as shown below.
The two were originally caught kissing in London last October, but Robinton was not recognized until April 2020 by any publication.
What you need to know about Robinton and his relationship with Watson may be found here.
In May 2021, Watson made it clear that she will not be retiring from performing or marrying Robinton.
Watson and Robinton were seen out together on May 13, 2021, indicating that their romance is still going strong in spring 2021, but on May 17, 2021, Watson put an end to engagement speculations.
In the fall of 2019, Watson and Robinton made their romance public with a PDA photo.
The Daily Mail published images of Watson kissing a “mystery man” while out for lunch in London at the end of October 2019, causing rumors that Watson has a new lover.
In her December 2019 British Vogue issue interview, Watson described herself as single, despite the fact that it was conducted in late summer, evidently before she met or began really dating Robinton.
“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a huge fuss about reaching 30?'” the actress told the site about turning 30. This isn’t a major issue…’ At 29, I’m thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God, I’m so stressed and anxious.’ And I know it’s because there’s a bloody influx of subliminal messaging all over the place.
There’s just this tremendous level of worry if you haven’t bought a home if you don’t have a partner if you don’t have a baby, and you’re reaching 30, and you’re not in this extremely secure, stable spot in your work, or you’re still figuring things out.”
She went on to say that she was seeing “not one specific person,” but that she was “going on dates.”
But, to be honest, she was content with her situation: “I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she admitted. “I was thinking, ‘This is complete nonsense.'” [Being single] took a long time for me, but I’m quite pleased now. It’s what I refer to as “self-partnering.”
Watson hasn’t spoken about her love life since, but based on the date of the interview, it appears that whatever she and Robinton were up to when they were photographed kissing was quite recent.
Watson and Robinton most likely met through mutual friends, rather than through a dating app.
Because of her celebrity status, Watson told British Vogue that she doesn’t use dating apps. “I’m not going to use dating apps,” she added. “I’m very fortunate in that my friends are very good at putting me up because I went to university and have done these other things outside of cinema.”
This is fantastic. And what’s even better is that some of my closest friends are folks with whom I was put up on a date but it didn’t work out.”
“I didn’t think it was possible,” Watson said, “and it really is possible.” Watson noted that she first questioned she could make friends with someone she met on a first date: “I didn’t think it was feasible,” she said. And it’s really good.”
Robinton isn’t on social media and is said to have deactivated his accounts when photos of them kissing surfaced.
The Daily Mail disclosed in April 2020 that Robinton was the man Watson was kissing. He was born in 1989 and is estimated to be around 31 years old. Robinton, according to the Daily Mail, deleted his Instagram and social media accounts after the story became public to safeguard their privacy. Robinton is also a Los Angeles businessman who used to work for a company that specialized in legal cannabis, according to the Sun. Before he met Watson, he quit his employment in June 2019.
According to a Daily Mail insider, Robinton and Watson were “serious” in April 2020.
Watson and Robinton’s relationship is currently shrouded in secrecy, as the couple would desire. However, in April, an “insider” told the Daily Mail about their friendship.
“Emma and Leo did everything they could to keep their connection covert,” a source claimed at the time, adding that the practice seemed to have continued.
Robinton had met Watson’s parents, according to the source. “Emma introduced Leo to her parents; she was quite serious about him.” “Not long after Emma and Leo first met, they went for a lunch together in December at The Ivy restaurant in St John’s Wood.”
Robinton and Watson were still going strong in February 2021, and may even be settling down together.
In 2021, there are few updates on Watson and Robinton’s relationship because the two have managed to keep their romance quiet. Watson’s acting career is “dormant,” according to Watson’s rep, and the actress “is not taking on new obligations,” according to a person who spoke to Daily Mail about Watson’s life.
That insider added, “Emma has gone underground; she is settling down with Leo.” “They’re keeping a low profile.” Maybe she’s looking for a family.” They’ve been residing in Los Angeles, according to the Daily Mail. For what it’s worth, Watson hasn’t said anything about her relationship with Robinton. Since August 2020, her social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) have been offline.
Later, Watson’s representative clarified that Watson is not retired. “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant, but her career isn’t,” United Entertainment manager Jason Weinberg stated in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.
A source told Us Weekly in June 2021 that Watson wants a long-term relationship with Robinton but isn’t in a rush to marry him.
On June 4, Us Weekly received extremely uncommon information about Watson’s relationship with Robinton, with a source informing the publication, “Emma is in love with Leo and this is by far the happiest anyone has ever seen her in a relationship,”. “They’re intimately connected in every way, and they spend all of their spare time together.”
They aren’t planning on getting married anytime soon, according to the insider. “Emma & Leo doesn’t want to rush the engagement.” “She was irritated when people started speculating about an upcoming engagement, but it was really just a privacy issue.” She and Leo’s pals fully anticipate them to make things official at some point in the future, but for the time being, they’re content with the way things are.
The most important thing to them is having love and trust for one another, and Emma is happy without a ring or a piece of paper.”